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The City has developed the Approach to Community Recreation Facility Planning in Edmonton to guide investment in community recreation facilities.

The Approach is the City’s overarching plan to meeting community recreation facility planning in Edmonton. It outlines specific action related to existing or future community recreation facilities and amenities, as well as provides an overall direction to providing recreation opportunities in the city. The Approach ensures a common roadmap exists to guide decision making and other future planning activities. 

The Approach is based on thorough public and stakeholder engagement and research, extensive planning and documentation already in place for the City and its partners.

To help the City plan, provide and prioritize publicly supported community recreation amenities, The Approach includes principles, a planning method and recommendations to help guide decisions on recreation facility development in Edmonton and surrounding region. 

The Approach is designed to be flexible and take into account trends, demographic shifts and regional considerations. This helps the City to prepare for new demand for community recreation facilities in the future.

The Approach and Current State Report

The Approach

Provides a transparent way to plan, prioritize, and provide publicly-supported community recreation amenities in Edmonton.

Current State Report

Provides insight into the current state of City provided recreation services in Edmonton as well as the broader recreational landscape in the city, region and beyond.

Engagement Reports

What We Heard - Phases I & II

Feedback collected from July 2016 - July 2017

What We Heard - Phase III

Feedback collected from March 2018

For More Information


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

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